Father of the zombie film, George A. Romero (77) death

Father of the zombie film, George A. Romero (77) death

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Legendary filmmaker and horror, George A. Romero is at the age of 77 died. The American was the founder of the modern zombie film, and creator of the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead franchise.

Romero died Sunday in his sleep after a “short but aggressive fight against lung cancer”, report different American media on the basis of a statement from his family.

Romero was known for the zombie film, Night of the Living Dead from 1968, which he zombiegenre in one fell swoop on the brink of collapse. The director made a total of five successors of the cult film: Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009).

The films of Romero is still a great source of inspiration for contemporary filmmakers from the zombie and horror genre. The director showed moviegoers are unfamiliar with, slow zombies with a lust for human flesh. Also could be undead only to be killed by a shot in the head and turned people into a zombie after the bite of a zombie.


Romero’s movies were always about more than just about the dead rising and feeding on the living. The filmmaker suggested in his work are also social subjects such as, racism, conformism, class differences and other social inequalities to the jaw.

In 1999, it was Night of the Living Dead, which by the way is a black-and-white film is included in the U.s. National film Archive.

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